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Any prospect of bringing rail service back to Owen Sound, Ont., is still getting back on track well down the line, the Owen Sound Sun Times reports. While a north-south line linking Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario "remains the company's vision," progress by the Highland Companies toward that goal has been sidelined by processes sometimes beyond its control, Michael Daniher, the company's spokesman, said in an interview.

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On Sunday, June 6, 2010, BART construction crews will need to shut down one of the tracks at Balboa Park Station, which may result in delays of up to 10 minutes in both directions. In addition, customers heading east and getting off at any station on the Dublin/Pleasanton line will need to transfer at 24th Street/Mission Station because trains going to and from Dublin/Pleasanton will operate only as far as 24th Street/Mission Street Station on that day. 

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On Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13, there will be a two-day closure of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel for engineering work. Sound Transit will be providing a free bus bridge between Westlake Station and the SODO Station for light rail passengers during the tunnel closure. All Metro tunnel bus routes will use surface streets that weekend.


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CTA President Richard L. Rodriguez and Chicago Transit Board Chairman Terry Peterson said the agency opened a new entrance to the Red Line's Cermak-Chinatown station. Located approximately one block north of Cermak on Archer Avenue, the new entrance will serve as the primary access point for customers while the main entrance to the station on the north side of Cermak is reconstructed and made accessible. The south entrance on Cermak also will be closed to customers beginning June 4 at 11 p.m.

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Axion International received its first two purchase orders for railroad crossties made out of Recycled Structural Composite (RSC) from Moroccan National Railway Company (ONCF). ONCF operates more than 1,100 miles of track throughout Morocco and carried more than 29 million passengers last year.

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The State of Alaska has approved herbicide spraying along the Alaska Railroad tracks for the first time in decades, but tribal and environmental groups from Eklutna to Seward are asking the state to reverse its decision, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

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Calling it the right thing to do, Teamsters Canada applauds the announcement from the Conservative government of Stephen Harper to put the clamps on railways flouting safety rules.

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CSX Corporation has obtained its first LEED® green building certification from the U.S. Green Business Council. The LEED® certified building is a newly constructed 22,500-square-foot division headquarters in Florence, S.C., which includes 32 offices, a large conference room, a fitness center and a dispatch center.

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The chairman of the Surface Transportation Board said Canadian National Railway will have to stick to the terms of his agency's original decision on its acquisition of the EJ&E Railway, including funding a rail overpass in Lynwood, Ill., Northwest Indiana Times reports.

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Based on a successful three-month trial run, strong customer satisfaction and solid system performance, Amtrak is making free Wi-Fi a standard service offering for every passenger traveling on its high-speed Acela Express trains operating between Washington, D.C., and Boston and is moving forward with plans to expand it to other routes.

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